Praying in Latin - NEW SITE!!
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New site is now published for prayer in Latin: https://www.prayinglatin.com

It contains the largest and most compelling list of reasons for praying in Latin, as well as a large compilation of papal teachings on the Latin language, and an interesting history of the Latin Rosary. It has a section on how to pronounce ecclesial Latin as well as a section containing tons of favorite prayers and many powerful prayers in Latin as well as videos and sound clips of the prayers to help one learn and make sure they are pronouncing them correctly. 

Interested in your thoughts on this site and especially on the page with the reasons to pray in Latin: https://www.prayinglatin.com/why-pray-in-latin/
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You omitted the Professio fidei Tridentina, the Fourth Official Creed of the Church.
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Great point! Should be in there now. Anything else of significance that was missed?
"The Latin language must be esteemed a treasure of incomparable worth." (Pope John XXIII, Apostolic Constitution: Veterum Sapientia, 1962)
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(04-15-2019, 11:36 PM)prayinglatin Wrote: Great point! Should be in there now. Anything else of significance that was missed?

Wonderful site! Thank you! Have you read this from Fr. Michael Mueller, in the 19th century? https://olrl.org/new_mass/whylatin.shtml

"The Church has wisely ordered the Latin tongue only to be used in the Mass and in the administration of the Sacraments, for several reasons.

[*]Latin was the language used by St. Peter when he first said Mass at Rome. It was the language in which that Prince of the Apostles drew up the Liturgy which, together with the knowledge of the Gospel, he or his successors the Popes imparted to the different peoples of Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, and Poland.

[*]From the time of the Apostles down, Latin has invariably been used at the altar through the western parts of Christendom, though their inhabitants very frequently did not understand the language. The Catholic Church, through an aversion to innovations, carefully continues to celebrate her Liturgy in that same tongue which apostolic men and saints have used for a similar purpose during more than eighteen centuries.

[*]Unchangeable dogmas require an unchangeable language. The Catholic Church cannot change, because it is the Church of God, Who is unchangeable; consequently the language of the Church must also be unchangeable.

[*]Mass is said in Latin because a universal Church requires a universal language. The Catholic Church is the same in every clime, in every nation, and consequently its language must be always and everywhere the same, to secure uniformity in her service.

[*]Variety of languages is a punishment, a consequence of sin; it was inflicted by God that the human race might be dispersed over the face of the earth. The holy Church, the immaculate Spouse of Jesus Christ, has been established for the express purpose of destroying sin and uniting all mankind; consequently she must everywhere speak the same language.

[*]It is a fact well known that the meaning of the words is changed in the course of time by everyday usage. Words which once had a good meaning are now used in a vulgar or ludicrous sense. The Church, enlightened by the Holy Ghost, has chosen a language which is not liable to such changes."

[Some deny what Fr. Mueller writes about St. Peter having offered Holy Mass in Latin in Rome, but I think they are mistaken and Father is right; but that can be further researched separately]

Also, Mediator Dei from Pope Pius XII can be cited: "The use of the Latin language, customary in a considerable portion of the Church [98.5% now according to Wikipedia, not an insignificant amount; of course, the Popes, Saints and Fathers are speaking about retaining Latin in our Latin and Roman Rite], is a manifest and beautiful sign of unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrinal truth." (Pius XII: Encyclical Mediator Dei, November 20, 1947)

And for those who will bring up Eastern rites, Eastern rite Catholics and even Orthodox respect the Latin and Roman Rite much less since we ourselves, foolishly and unnecessarily - which not even Vatican II called for, as the site notes - gave up Latin almost entirely.

So, this is a good initiative and hopefully there will be a return of Latin in the Latin Church and this will also lead to a restoration of orthodoxy and orthopraxis, greater doctrinal fidelity and opposition to all innovations. The world has gone mad since Latin disappeared. Even in our personal prayers, we can try praying the Rosary, for e.g. in Latin.
TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING: My dear Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with your most precious Blood and your sacrifice on Calvary, I hereby offer my whole life to the intention of your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Together with my life, I place at your disposal all Holy Masses, all my Holy Communions, all my good deeds, all my sacrifices, and the sufferings of my entire life for ... https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/
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(04-16-2019, 03:58 AM)XavierSem Wrote:
(04-15-2019, 11:36 PM)prayinglatin Wrote: Great point! Should be in there now. Anything else of significance that was missed?
I have a question about pronunciation. I've heard the "h" pronounced and not pronounced. In your recordings you don't seem to pronounce it in the "hora" of the Ave Maria, but you do seem to pronounce it in the "hodie" of the Pater Noster. Likewise, I hear my priest pronounce it sometimes and sometimes it seems he doesn't. Is there any rule about this?
Also, how is "mihi" pronounced? I think I've seen in a book that it is pronounced like "MICK-y" but I don't remember hearing it pronounced this way.
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Thank you for the beautiful resource!
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(04-16-2019, 03:58 AM)XavierSem Wrote: prayinglatin

Wonderful site! Thank you! Have you read this from Fr. Michael Mueller, in the 19th century? https://olrl.org/new_mass/whylatin.shtml

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And for those who will bring up Eastern rites, Eastern rite Catholics and even Orthodox respect the Latin and Roman Rite much less since we ourselves, foolishly and unnecessarily - which not even Vatican II called for, as the site notes - gave up Latin almost entirely.

So, this is a good initiative and hopefully there will be a return of Latin in the Latin Church and this will also lead to a restoration of orthodoxy and orthopraxis, greater doctrinal fidelity and opposition to all innovations. The world has gone mad since Latin disappeared. Even in our personal prayers, we can try praying the Rosary, for e.g. in Latin.

Yes, that is all great content, and I have it already included on this page here: https://www.prayinglatin.com/why-pray-in-latin/ 
Fr Mueller's conent is available on a link at the bottom that should open in one's browser or download with the full text. I will consider simply creating a separate page with the full content. Thanks for the feedback! You are on point in your assessment.
"The Latin language must be esteemed a treasure of incomparable worth." (Pope John XXIII, Apostolic Constitution: Veterum Sapientia, 1962)
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Wow, this is great. I've recently shifted to reciting the hours from the Monastic Diurnal and St. Michael's chaplet in Latin. This will be a great resource.
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(04-16-2019, 10:14 AM)Ptochos Wrote:
(04-16-2019, 03:58 AM)XavierSem Wrote:
(04-15-2019, 11:36 PM)prayinglatin Wrote: Great point! Should be in there now. Anything else of significance that was missed?
I have a question about pronunciation. I've heard the "h" pronounced and not pronounced. In your recordings you don't seem to pronounce it in the "hora" of the Ave Maria, but you do seem to pronounce it in the "hodie" of the Pater Noster. Likewise, I hear my priest pronounce it sometimes and sometimes it seems he doesn't. Is there any rule about this?
Also, how is "mihi" pronounced? I think I've seen in a book that it is pronounced like "MICK-y" but I don't remember hearing it pronounced this way.

Great question. Check out this page: https://www.prayinglatin.com/pronunciati...-resources. It goes through each special letter in Latin and answers your question with the following: 

Quote:H - silent except for two words, where it sounds like a guttural, German “CH” or K sound as in “ich” or “key”: nihil and mihi
"The Latin language must be esteemed a treasure of incomparable worth." (Pope John XXIII, Apostolic Constitution: Veterum Sapientia, 1962)
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(04-16-2019, 10:14 AM)Ptochos Wrote: I have a question about pronunciation. I've heard the "h" pronounced and not pronounced. In your recordings you don't seem to pronounce it in the "hora" of the Ave Maria, but you do seem to pronounce it in the "hodie" of the Pater Noster. Likewise, I hear my priest pronounce it sometimes and sometimes it seems he doesn't. Is there any rule about this?
Also, how is "mihi" pronounced? I think I've seen in a book that it is pronounced like "MICK-y" but I don't remember hearing it pronounced this way.

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